Bio: Thomas, James H. (1881)


Surnames: Thomas, Drummond, McDougall

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 335

JAMES H. THOMAS, Eau Claire, was born at Granville, Ohio, March 28, 1852. He lived for a time in Illinois, and in 1859, came to Eau Claire, he was employed as a clerk by the mercantile firm of G. R. Chapman & Co., and the Northwestern Lumber Company prior to April, 1879, when he engaged in the butcher business in partnership with David Drummond. He was married in Eau Claire, Dec. 28, 1880, to Mary McDougall, whose parents were early settlers in Wabasha, Minn. Mr. Thomas's father, Hiram V. Thomas, was born at Pleasant Hills, Mill Creek Township, Hamilton Co., Ohio (six miles north of Cincinnati), Dec. 29, 1822, and lived in Aurora, Ill., four or five years before coming to Eau Claire in 1859.



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